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Communty Briefs

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By The Staff

Quincy City Commission meets at Quincy City Hall at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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Gadsden County Commission meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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Gadsden County Planning and Zoning meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers in downtown Quincy.

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Gretna City Commission meets at Gretna City Hall at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Chattahoochee City Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Chattahoochee City Hall.

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Havana Town Council meets the last Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at Havana Town Hall.

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Greensboro Town Council meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Greensboro Town Hall.

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Midway City Council meets the first Thursday of each month at Midway City Hall at 7 p.m.

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Gadsden County School Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

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Quincy Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Quincy Women’s Club at 1 p.m.

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Lion’s Club meets the first and third Tuesday nights each month at 6:30 p.m. at 37 N. Cleveland St. in Quincy.

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Pilot Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Quincy.

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Quincy Kiwanis Club meets at Kittrell’s every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

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Greensboro Kiwanis meets each Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Greensboro Town Hall. Call Ann Blount for more information at 544-0905.

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To be a part of the upcoming Quincy Relay for Life, call Amanda May at 297-0588, ext. 3705, or Angie Carter at 544-1467. Groups are needed to participate, along with committee members and chairs.

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The Gadsden County Democrats executive committee meets the third Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall.

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Gadsden Technical Institute’s GED evening preparation program is accepting applications for enrollment. This special enrollment is for persons 18 years or older who are no longer enrolled in another educational program within the Gadsden County School District. For more information, call 875-8324.

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New Macedonia MB Church is offering free tutoring sessions for all school-age children each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. For more information, call 597-7630.

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Information to help with weatherization of your home is available through the Capital Area Community Action Agency. To learn more, go online at www.cacaainc.org.

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The Community Redeveloment Agency is accepting applications for the housing rrehabilitation program. Interested persons should stop by City Hall in Quincy and pick up an application form from Charles J. Hayes, CRA/Main Street director, or Alma D. Goss, CRA administrative assistant.

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Applications are now being accepted to the patient care technology class at Gadsden Technical Institute. This course is designed to teach basic nursing skills and related technologies to prepare the nursing assistant for employment in hospital, nursing and convalescent homes and other facilities. Early application is necessary and seating is limited. Orientation is scheduled in December and class began on Jan. 6. For additional information, call 875-8324, ext. 1235 or ext. 1239.

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The Foundation For Dreams after school homework and tutoring program is currently providing services for students in pre-K thru fifth grade. Each child is asessed to determine his or her academic needs and any special assistance that may be needed. The program provdes snacks, as well as additional activities including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, games, computer access and much more. Individual tutoring sessions can also be arranged. The program is held at Antioch MB Church, 1003 W. Clark St. in Quincy, Monday - Thursday, 3:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Contact Cheraka Thomas at 212-4764 for rates and information.

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Greensboro Elementary School launched its new male involvement program, Watch Dads of Great Students. WatchDOGS will be used by the school to invite male role models to sign up for one full day of volunteering. This program isn’t just for fathers; ggrandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, godfathers and friends can participate. The males will be utilized in the school in such areas as breakfast duty, bus duty, safety patrol, weekend activities and much more.

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Antioch MB Church is hosting a fashion show Feb. 21 at the Bowers-Gainey Fellowship Hall. All children interested in participating should contact Gladys at 627-7525, Lynn at 875-1626, Gwen at 487-9736 or Melinda at 309-0079.

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The Gadsden 4-H Saddle Club is sponsoring an open speed show Jan. 31 at the Gadsden Livestock Pavilion in Quincy. Divisions include Peewee-9 & under, youth-18 & under, as well as open classes. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the exhibition begins at noon. Runs will not begin before 1 p.m. Class pricing is $3 per run, exhibition classes; $10 per run, Peewee Poles and Cloverleaf; $15 per run, youth poles and Cloverleaf; and $15 per run, open poles and Cloverleaf. Cash prizes will be awarded, and all events are 3D, 50 percent paybaack. No refunds after a class is announced, and registration will close after a class is announced. Current negative Coggins is required for all horses on the premises. The event is sponsored by Locke’s Tree Service, and all proceeds will benefit the Saddle Club.

The club is also raffling off a 3-year-old paint mare, a sorrel and white, unregistered quarter horse. The horse is a female, currently 14.2 hands, vaccinated, and has just started training. Horse will be raffled as is, and delivery is not included. Drawing will be held March 28 at the Gadsden Horsemen’s Association show. Winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $5 each, and all proceeds will benefit the club. Call Elva Peppers at 566-6213 for more information.

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The Gadsden County Coalition for Change is organizing a food drive as an answer to President-elect Barack Obama’s call for Americans to give back to their communities. The drive will supply food to various food banks in Gadsden County. If you would like to donate a nonperishable food item, please call Rick at 539-5338, Johnnie Mae at 663-3900 or Monica at 510-4015.

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East Gadsden High School is hosting a parent and student FCAT Explosion, for students in grades six through 12.

While students take advantage of tutoring in reading, math, writing and science, parents will receive free gifts, including a dinner for two, gift cards, a shopping spree, and gas and phone cards.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the following locations and on these dates:

• Jan. 31, Beulah Hill Missionary Baptist Church

The Gadsden County School District's mobile Parent Resource Unit will be onsite at each location.For more information, call Debra Lewis-Stafford at 539-2882.

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The Gadsden County Extension Office will provide a full day of pesticide training and exam for new and current pesticide license holders. General standards, or CORE, is a requirement to obtain or renew a Florida Deparment of Agriculture and Consumer Service Pesticide Lincense. Current pesticide license holders will earn Continuing Education Units by attending this training workshop, which will take place at the Livestock Pavilion Feb. 4 starting at 8:15 a.m. for the morning session and 1 p.m. for the afternoon session. Participants are encouraged to attend the full day session as the topics covered will serve as a review for your evening exam.

Registration fees for a full day of training are $6; Half-day training is $3. For more information, call 850-875-7255.

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Gadsden Technical Institute is now accepting financial aid for the 2009-10 school year. All potential students are required to complete a FAFSA application and return the SARS report to the finance department before August 2009. The FAFSA application may be obtain through the Web site at www.fafsa.ed.gov. GTI also offers financial assistance through the special needs program. This assistance is offered to residents of Gadsden County to attend Gadsden Technical Institute. For a complete list of programs and services, contact Margaret Farmer at 875-8324, ext. 1239, for additional information.

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Farm Share, an organization devoted to feeding the hungry in Florida, is partnering with Sen. Bill Nelson and wife Grace Nelson's Student Leadership Forum to give away 42,000 pounds of food to poor families in Leon and Gadsden counties. The distribution will be held Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Walker Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco St. in Tallahassee. Families picking up food must bring proof of participation in the food stamp program or other program helping the impoverished.

For more information, contact Yvette Rodriguez at Farm Share 305-248-3006, yvette@farmshare.org - www.farmshare.org.

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The Gadsden County Florida Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. invites the community to our Go Red for Women luncheon Feb. 14. The luncheon and seminar will be held at the Gadsden County Simon Scott Senior Citizen Center, 79 LaSalle Leffal Dr. in Quincy from 10 a.m. until noon. The speaker will be Dr. Gina Hope. Tickets are being sold for this event. Contact Vicki Johnson at 445-0549 or Fredia Vickers at 544-1062 for ticket sales and additional event information.

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Big Bend Hospice chaplains invite area clergy and other leaders in the congregation to attend a special luncheon at noon Feb. 3 at Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. in Tallahassee.

Come enjoy a complimentary meal and fellowship with community clergy. RSVP to Candace McKibben by Jan. 30 at 878-5310, ext. 250 or candace@bigbendhospice.org.